World Cup-winning Springbok flank Kwagga Smith scored a try and won a vital late turnover during Yamaha Júbilo’s 31-29 win over Toyota Verblitz in round one of Japan’s Top League competition.
Kwagga Smith scored a crucial second-half try to help Yamaha Jubilo get their Top League campaign off to a successful start by beating Toyota Verblitz in the first round this weekend.
The Japanese Top League season kicked off over the weekend with record attendance numbers for the opening round of action.
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Toyota Verblitz could face expulsion from the Japanese Top League after two of the club’s players were arrested on suspicion of possessing cocaine.
The Canon Eagles have confirmed the signing of Stormers utility back SP Marais for the 2019-2020 Japanese Top League season.
Centre Jesse Kriel will leave the Vodacom Bulls at the end of the season after signing for the Canon Eagles in Japan.
Outgoing Western Province director of rugby Gert Smal says he is eager to get back into coaching when he joins Japanese club Toyota Verblitz later this year.
Toyota Verblitz have announced the signing of fullback Willie le Roux, and the appointment of Gert Smal as the new forwards coach for the 2019-20 season.